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Urban Living
This Urban Park Used To Be an Airport Runway
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Urban Living
This Urban Park Used To Be an Airport Runway
To provide cities with more green spaces, designers turned a former airport runway into an urban park and an abandoned mall into a recreational lagoon.
January 19, 2021

To provide cities with more green spaces, designers turned a former airport runway into an urban park and an abandoned mall into a recreational lagoon.

Urban Living
Google’s Tree Canopy Lab Is Helping LA Cool Down
tree canopy lab
Urban Living
Google’s Tree Canopy Lab Is Helping LA Cool Down
Google’s new Tree Canopy Lab uses AI and aerial photography to combat the urban heat island effect by showing a city exactly where it could use more trees.
November 28, 2020

Google’s new Tree Canopy Lab uses AI and aerial photography to combat the urban heat island effect by showing a city exactly where it could use more trees.

Healthcare
Green Space at Daycare Gives City Kids an Immune Boost
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Healthcare
Green Space at Daycare Gives City Kids an Immune Boost
Adding a green space to an urban daycare’s playground can boost a child immune system after just 28 days.
October 31, 2020

Adding a green space to an urban daycare’s playground can boost a child immune system after just 28 days.

Smart Devices
Smart Home Devices Can Now Track Your Health
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Smart Devices
Smart Home Devices Can Now Track Your Health
Smart home technology can provide insight into residents' health by monitoring temperature, vision, and body chemistry.
September 17, 2020

Smart home technology can provide insight into residents' health by monitoring temperature, vision, and body chemistry.

Art
‘Seeing’ the World Through Smell
‘Seeing’ the World Through Smell
Art
‘Seeing’ the World Through Smell
Kate McLean wants you to navigate your world by its smells, and is creating unique maps of cities by their scents.
March 14, 2020

Kate McLean wants you to navigate your world by its smells, and is creating unique maps of cities by their scents.

Catalysts
This Urban Farm in Dallas Grows Financial and Social Opportunities for Residents
This Urban Farm in Dallas Grows Financial and Social Opportunities for Residents
Catalysts
This Urban Farm in Dallas Grows Financial and Social Opportunities for Residents
A once impoverished and isolated neighborhood in South Dallas is now flourishing thanks to Bonton Farms.
February 6, 2020

A once impoverished and isolated neighborhood in South Dallas is now flourishing thanks to Bonton Farms.

Frontier Exploration
What Lies Beneath: An Interview With Underground Author Will Hunt
Will Hunt Finds Humanity Underground
Frontier Exploration
What Lies Beneath: An Interview With Underground Author Will Hunt
In Will Hunt’s book Underground, the journalist and "urban explorer" details his expeditions through caves, mines, tunnels, catacombs, and sewer systems around the world and the depths of the information he's found.
November 13, 2019

In Will Hunt’s book Underground, the journalist and "urban explorer" details his expeditions through caves, mines, tunnels, catacombs, and sewer systems around the world and the depths of the information he's found.

Birdwatch
The Dark Toll of Light Pollution
The Dark Toll of Light Pollution
Birdwatch
The Dark Toll of Light Pollution
Bird populations are paying the price for our electric lights. These volunteers are working to change that.
November 4, 2019

Bird populations are paying the price for our electric lights. These volunteers are working to change that.

Future of Cities
Getting Aerial Ridesharing Off the Ground
Getting Aerial Ridesharing Off the Ground
Future of Cities
Getting Aerial Ridesharing Off the Ground
It’s been the ultimate futuristic dream for decades: flying cars! But now, the future finally has a deadline. At least to start, it will land in the form of a small air taxi operated by Uber, not something you’ll park in your garage.
September 27, 2019

It’s been the ultimate futuristic dream for decades: flying cars! But now, the future finally has a deadline. At least to start, it will land in the form of a small air taxi operated by Uber, not something you’ll park in your garage.

Future of Cities
The Future of Micromobility in Africa
The Future of Micromobility in Africa
Future of Cities
The Future of Micromobility in Africa
In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, improvements to infrastructure shift focus from cars to micromobility. The city’s transportation plan calls for hundreds of kilometers of bike lanes and pedestrian pathways for increased safety.
September 18, 2019

In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, improvements to infrastructure shift focus from cars to micromobility. The city’s transportation plan calls for hundreds of kilometers of bike lanes and pedestrian pathways for increased safety.

Future of Cities
Paving the Way With Recycled Roads
Paving the Way With Recycled Roads
Future of Cities
Paving the Way With Recycled Roads
The world is facing a massive build up of waste. But this solution of recycled roads may pave the way for a cleaner future.
September 12, 2019

A recycled road has been paved with asphalt that contains the equivalent of hundreds of thousands of plastic bags, along with thousands of glass bottles and printer cartridges’ worth of waste toner. In addition to the sheer amount of recycled materials the process will divert away from landfills, these longer-lasting roads also help to reduce the carbon footprint of construction.

Future of Cities
Merging Nature and Sustainable Design: An Interview with Daan Roosegaarde
Daan Roosegaarde is a Dutch architect on a mission to create a more efficient and beautiful world through innovative, sustainable design.
Future of Cities
Merging Nature and Sustainable Design: An Interview with Daan Roosegaarde
From towers that create pockets of clean air to a luminescent bike path that glows like children's ceiling stars, Daan Roosegaarde's entire practice is centered around the beauty of living with nature and removing pollution from urban life.
September 11, 2019

From towers that create pockets of clean air to a luminescent bike path that glows like children's ceiling stars and windmills drawing lines of light across the sky, Daan Roosegaarde's entire practice is centered around the beauty of living with nature and removing pollution from urban life.